Ganado Counted Cross Stitch Kit: Rugs of the Southwest Series


The Ganado style rug was created by Lorenzo Hubbell, owner of the trading post in the town of Ganado, AZ in the early 1900s. (The trading post still operates today and is a National Historic Site.) Hubbell popularized the rug by promoting it by catalog to the eastern states.

The traditional style is characterized by a central diamond or cross motif with simple geometric shapes decorating the corners and a dark border. The rug was often referred to as “Ganado Red” because it was woven with a brilliant red background. Other colors used are gray, white and black.

Because of its history and distribution, many consider Gandao a classic Navajo rug style.

Finished Design Size: 3″ x 4 3/4″

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SKU: 6001000-ganado Category:


This kit contains 14 ct. Aida cloth, 6 strand embroidery floss, graph, needle, color photo and instructions. The amount of floss needed has been calculated using 3 strands. If you prefer, you can work the kit using 2 strands, but it will not look as dense. Use the color photo as a guide for stitching.

Additional information

Dimensions6 × 8 in